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A Woman’s Complete Guide to Grayscale Layering in Fall 2022


We love designing fashion pieces that make a statement, and what better way than to rock grayscale or monochrome outfits? Another essential element of creating a versatile wardrobe is layering, which gives you endless longevity as it allows you to put together new, exciting looks. Grayscale or monochromatic styles combine different fits, lengths, and textures within similar hues. Creating a solid base of versatile, comfortable pieces is the most crucial element of any attractive capsule wardrobe.

Texture adds dimension to any simple outfit, making monochromatic/grayscale one of our top trends this year. People tend to lean toward neutral colors when wearing monochrome, but we gradually see brighter, bolder colors taking the fashion scene. Fitted long-sleeve tops, crew necks, or turtle necks work because you can pair them with jeans and can be layered underneath dresses.

This fall, invest in outfits you can layer with other pieces and those you can take off and put on whenever the weather changes. It may seem that putting together monochromatic or grayscale outfits take less effort, but it can be tricky to get it right. We are here to help.

Layering Tips

Layering is one of the best techniques to maximize your wardrobe while reinvigorating your spring and summer pieces. By matching and mixing experiments, you can give some pieces a new life and plan for unpredictable weather. You will adapt to any climate, reducing the likelihood of unnecessary consumption. Here are several layering tips to help create a versatile, successful wardrobe.

1. Find Your Neutrals

Neutrals are muted hues that compliment secondary and primary colors. The first step to exploring the art of layering is starting with a neutral color palette. This does not imply that white and black are the only options for a neutral base. Other neutral colors include brown, cream, gray, taupe, and beige. With a neutral base, you can pair a piece with a complementary shade later.

2. Create Shapes

Start with a core or basic staple that leaves room for additional layers on top. At Family Britches, we’ve got you sorted. We recommend our turtle neck top or long sleeve layering top as the base. After this, you can layer pieces on top to add an element of shape and length. If the goal is to accentuate your curves, pair the tops with a summer dress and tie a belt around the waist to finish the look. A beautifully shaped cardigan is also another excellent example of how you can add shape to your look.

3. Texture and Fabrics

The choice of fabric can be a crucial element in applying successful layering. The texture is a vital element when it comes to layering. Check out ribbed textures from our collection. This style is structured and soft, with the ribbed fabric texture adding a dimension of interest and luxury to any outfit. Conversely, add a knit to your cart if you are looking to add a solid textured detail, which may include the turtleneck knit.

4. Stripes and Patterns

Layering a pattern adds elements of fun to your look. However, patterns such as stripes do not suit every body type. Some women believe that stripes accentuate specific body features; hence, they may avoid them. The truth is that stripes can help you disguise particular body parts and show off others. Patterns evoke personality when appropriately layered.

5. Play With Lengths

Play with different lengths and asymmetrical hemlines to add interest to your outfit. For example, the hi-lo hemline breaks against the confines of symmetry, making a simple look more attractive.

Stylish Ways to Rock a Monochromatic Look

Trendy monochromatic looks that you could rock this fall include:

  • Monochromatic maroon has been in celeb fashion and all over the runways since 2021. Add a patterned piece to break up the look.
  • Monochromatic rust. This look will help you look slimmer and taller because of the seamless hues. Emphasize (lighter) or conceal (darker) specific body parts using different shades.
  • Monochromatic forest green. The colors in this palette may look similar, but you can break them down using different materials and textures, adding dimension to the look. Consider proportions such as chunky shoes and puff jackets, faux leather trend.
  • Monochromatic nude. When done well, these outfits can make you look classy. Cream colors work perfectly for the fall. You can choose a simple turtle neck and pair it with a textured skirt, faux leather, and a quilted jacket.

When purchasing and layering pieces, you need to consider the possibilities of every garment and your entire wardrobe. Layering is a sustainable and intelligent way to design a versatile wardrobe that will carry you through all occasions and seasons. The best garments are trans-seasonal, surpassing trends and all seasons. Family Britches has you covered on timeless styles.

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